Tag: Philip Bowcock

Revenues stagnant in “year of transition” for William Hill

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William Hill’s revenues grew by just one percent in the first half of this year, with adjusting operating profits down by 33 percent, amid regulatory..

Political pitfalls shroud Hill’s underdog CEO

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The appointment of Philip Bowock from interim to permanent CEO at William Hill has not come without its critics, nor will it be without challenges for the relatively inexperienced chief exec.   After a weary nine months of searching for a chief executive, and amidst mounting challenges for the firm, British bookmaker William Hill has settled on the controversial appointment of...

Light at end of tunnel for William Hill CEO search

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Objection from shareholders could hamper the board once more over the company’s ongoing search for a permanent CEO, a process now believed to be drawing to a close.   Delivered in tandem with William Hill’s full year report (which saw adjusted profits come in £1.5m above its second revised-down expectation), chairman Gareth Davis said: “at the outset of the CEO process,...

William Hill remains a ship without a captain

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William Hill might not be the first driverless plc, but is six months without 
a CEO at the helm already indicative that the ship is sailing dangerously close to wind?   The Catch-22 preventing William Hill from finalising a strategic merger that would soften an impending shift in retail regulation, has seemingly spilled over to its recruitment efforts. While the company reports...

William Hill signs UK and SA horseracing broadcast deal

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William Hill has completed a media rights deal with The Racing Partnership (TRP) allowing them to broadcast a range of British and South African races within their betting shops.   The deal represents the first time that William Hill has purchased betting shop media rights without the use of an intermediary party. The deal with TRP, a joint venture between Arena Racing...

Cem Miralay promoted to CCO of William Hill

William Hill governance has promoted group director of change Cem Miralay to the leadership position of chief customer officer (CCO) of the FTSE-listed sports betting operator. Miralay joined William Hill this May from European market competitor Betsson AB where he served as chief product officer (2013 – 2016). The promotion to CCO sees Miralay take on certain responsibilities of the chief...